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The most interesting grants from Smart Growth Operational Programme in 2016

The most interesting grants in 2016

Up to the end of 2016, businesses can apply for funding, including support for R&D activities. We present the most interesting sources of support divided into three thematic categories, and encourage you to apply for funding for your projects.



Director, Tax, Grants & Incentives

KPMG in Poland


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The most interesting grants from Smart Growth Operational Programme in 2016

1. Creating new / developing products, technologies and services

Support is granted for the projects aimed at creating a new or improved product, technology or service, which typically results in the creation of a prototype, sketch, design e.g. the development of a new product, new production method, design of new equipment for the needs of the manufacturing process, the improvement of the construction/manufacturing lines used in the production process.

Who can apply?

All types of businesses, subject to the terms of specific calls.


SMEs: up to 29th July 2016.

SMEs outside the Masovian district: 1st September - 30th December 2016.

Large companies:
1st June – 30th December 2016,
6th July – 31st October 2016.

Consortia which include at least one scientific entity and at least one business:
3rd October – 2nd November 2016.

SMEs, large companies or consortia, by industry:

  • textile industry:
    15th April – 15th June 2016.
  • unmanned systems:
    10th June – 11th July 2016.
  • steel industry:
    1st June – 15th September 2016
  • video games industry:
    1st June – 16th August 2016.
  • rail rolling stock solutions:
    16th August – 30th September 2016.
  • automotive industry:
    5th October – 21st November 2016.
  • solutions of the power sector, intelligent systems for energy generation and management:
    IIIQ – IVQ 2016.

Level of support

The support intensity is:

  • up to 80 per cent for SMEs,
  • up to 65 per cent for large companies.

2. R&D infrastructure investments

Support is granted for investments including the following: apparatus, equipment, buildings, technologies needed to create R&D departments and laboratories, acquisition of technical expertise, consultancy services for the project, purchase of materials/products directly related to the project.

Who can apply?

All types of businesses.


1st September – 31st October 2016.

Level of support

  • investments: up to 70 per cent for SMEs, up to 50 per cent for large companies,
  • development: up to 45 per cent for SMEs, up to 25 per cent for large companies,
  • purchase of materials and products directly related to the project: up to 45 per cent for SMEs, up to 25 per cent for large companies, but not more than 200 000 EUR and in the case of companies engaged in road freight transport – 100 000 EUR.

3. Implementation of R&D results

Support is granted for investments for the introduction of new or improved products or services developed on the basis of the results of R&D (performed by the company or on behalf of it). In addition to investment expenditures, the project may also cover R&D and consulting costs.

Who can apply?

Companies from SME sector.


1st June – 31st August 2016 (grant).
28th July – 30th September 2016 (loan for technological innovation).

Level of support

  • Investments: up to 70 per cent.
  • Development: up to 45 per cent.
  • Consulting: up to 50 per cent.  

How can we help?

KPMG advisors from the Grants & Incentives team have extensive professional experience in providing effective advice to companies considering applying for grants from public funds. We would be pleased to present to you detailed information with regard to state aid procedures. We will also perform the following activities:

  • assess your activity in view of the possibility of obtaining a grant from public funds, including selecting the most suitable sources of support for your activity,
  • advise on how to best organize the legal and organizational framework of your activity in order to optimize fundraising possibilities,
  • assist your organization with selecting scientific partners, drafting of a consortium agreement and subcontracting issues,
  • prepare a grant application along with other required application documents,
  • monitor the application form during the evaluation procedure,
  • help you to document the costs incurred properly, in order to secure reimbursement and implement proper principles of keeping accounting and tax records.

The information contained herein is of a general nature and is not intended to address the circumstances of any particular individual or entity. Although we endeavor to provide accurate and timely information, there can be no guarantee that such information is accurate as of the date it is received or that it will continue to be accurate in the future. No one should act on such information without appropriate professional advice after a thorough examination of the particular situation.

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